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05-24-2006, 11:34 PM
Lol the real estate market looks like fun. In under 2 weeks, we sold and bought a house. Like, holy ****. Why can't government work this fast?
The only downside is that it's almost always impossible to match up closing dates. So... We're going to be officially homeless for 8 weeks, lol. Time to visit family! I will be pretty much completely offline during that period, though. :( We've still got a month to go, though, so you're all stuck with me until then. :pirate:
And on a completely different note, I just discovered these: :spiderman: :volcano: :brownie: :steelers:
05-25-2006, 12:20 AM
So... We're going to be officially homeless for 8 weeks, lol. Time to visit family! I will be pretty much completely offline during that period, though. :(
Use the library! Go WiFi! Or perhaps it's time to get your family hooked up!
05-25-2006, 12:27 AM
Why can't government work this fast?
Cause the government agents don't get 5% of the costs. :eek:
We're going to be officially homeless for 8 weeks, lol.
Good god. heh.
05-25-2006, 10:17 AM
They do actually all have internet access, but they don't have a nifty wireless router (or even a wired one) like we do, so it will be hard to configure a connection. I will be able to take my laptop to other locations that offer wireless, but the reality is that we're going to be pretty busy. I've got a lot of stuff planned for us. I've informed my husband of this and he's OK with it, lol.
And yeah, 8 weeks is unusually long in this business, but the sellers are trying to build a house and they had to wait until their current house was actually sold before they could get started.
05-25-2006, 12:06 PM
Why can't government work this fast?
Have you stopped to consider just how much damage the government could do if they worked that fast? Not to mention the likelihood that they would do a great deal more damage than you can imagine?
05-25-2006, 02:51 PM
[QUOTE=lagremage] Why can't government work this fast?QUOTE]
Because of the diversity in the United States... If we all agreed with my views then things would move along at a more rapid pace. :D
05-25-2006, 11:52 PM
Well I'm in Canada, so I'm not much worried about what damage my government can do. :D (I just want them to become decently efficient so they can reduce this crazy 45ish % tax load. It'll never happen here, though. We have too many socialists. I think we need some social programs, but these people want free education, free housing, free food, free health care, and free transportation, all of which sounds lovely, but those money trees that some slick guy sold us a few years ago don't seem to be producing, ahem)
05-26-2006, 07:13 AM
just curious, how much does a first place cost in NA? I'm almost 35 and still not anywhere near even affording a shit bedsit in a bad part of town and spending 3 times as much on rent...
(note both me and the wife are working and are both at least double over the national average in pay)
05-27-2006, 12:21 AM
Some figures I've been able to find on various real estate sites:
Avg price in Ottawa: $244,531 CDN
Calgary (poor schmoes): $289,130
My area: probably around $250,000 (we're close to Toronto) but I couldn't find any official figures for it. I'm just going by what I saw when we were shopping.
BTW, we bought our house for about $90,000 and sold it 6 years later for $169,000, based pretty much entirely on location. Scary stuff. We could have cracked $200,000 had we done some cosmetic work on the place (it's a 100 year old house and we had been planning on doing cosmetic work on it eventually).
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